Built for the daily grind.
The Arc'teryx Blade 24 Backpack borrows from travel bags, laptop bags, school packs, and briefcases to give you something that works every day. Whether you’re riding a fixie to work or driving a leather-upholstered luxury car, this Arc’teryx pack gives you the style and performance you demand.
- HDPE framesheet, aluminum stays, and cushy padded straps make it easy to carry your load
- Hyper-durable fabrics ensure that the Blade keeps it together and looks good through years of travel and commuting
- Adjustable suspended laptop sleeve with laminated protector can be accessed without opening main compartment for easy passage through airport security
- Padding on bottom and sides protect pack's contents
- High-visibility lining makes it easy to find what you're looking for in the depths of the pack
- Molded zipper garage gives the Blade a sleek look
- Squid Ink option, a Backcountry.com exclusive—get it while it lasts
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Exactly what you would expect from Arc'teryx, super tough and detail oriented. I wouldn't call this a carry-on but its one hell of a laptop bag. I can carry my laptop, tablet, kindle, pico projector, notebook (paper), and all the cords/peripherals, plus keys sunglasses ect. I love the little hidden slash pocket in the lower back, its great for Passports and other things. The straps are comfortable and disperse the weight just like any backpack. The reinforced tubular webbing top and side handles are great for holding as well especially like a briefcase.The side only entry is intuitive like a messenger bag. I would highly recommend this for someone who travels a lot with a laptop, you wont be disappointed. Its so tough that I doubt even the TSA could put a scratch on it. Well worth the price tag.
Don't let the 24L size fool you. This bag is ridiculously small because the zips do not open the full length of the top. They stop about 1-2" short on either side. This results in not being able to easily access your contents. I was hoping to fit a 15" folder of clothes in the front compartment. If I smash it past the zipper it fits fine, but I don't want to be smushing things past the zipper. The exterior center divider is also very stiff. Yes, this provides shape to the bag, but again makes it difficult to access the interior. When people say it fits their laptop, tablet, chargers, and files ... that's it. Good luck getting much else in there. Other 24L backpacks I have will easily take my contents and then some. It's the access to the bag that prevents you from doing so. Well made? Yes. Usable? Not so much as you'd hope
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bag fell about 5 ft from a shelf on to a tile bathroom floor, landing on end. My laptop was fine.
The laptop retainer adjusts to secure the laptop in the center of the framesheet, allowing a space between the edge of the frame and your laptop, so the frame absorbs impact, not your laptop; it's not just the sleeve pocket type I have seen on other bags.
"Squid Ink"color is closer to purple than the intense blue color shown in the photos. It is a very tasteful color, but wasn't what I was expecting. Pocket lining is white.
Bag is great for school, or similar activities. Well designed pockets for organizing small stuff and prioritizing access. It's a great, sleek, bag for those who don't like the idea of hauling around a small bookcase.
I was concerned before purchasing about it not having compression straps; not an issue. Carries loads very securely.
Streamlined, second-to-none design, classic Arc'teryx.
I wanted a bag that could actually protect my 15" macbook pro without being too bulking or dumb looking. shocker.... arcteryx pulls it off! super bomber but still sleek and slim while on my back. even fits my macbook with a padded sleeve for uber protection. not that i ever would but i would literally feel comfortable going skiing or rock climbing with my computer with this bag. accessory pockets are perfect for charger, mouse, usb cords, pen and flash drive. even more pockets for any extra gear/gagets you can think of. contrasting lighter interoir make seeing inside at night a breeze
squid ink color perfect for those who are bored of everything being grey and black without being too flashing!
I'll be rocking this bag for decades. worth your dollar. end of story
Is it waterproof?
I would need it to go by bike to my work even during thunderstorms!
Nope, sorry Maurice.
This bag was perfect for my business everyday bag. It hold a 16 Laptop, iPad, charges, and files. I needed something not too big and bulky, yet still looked nice. This bag does just that. Thanks.
it's on the small side due primarily to stiffness, but that is a good discipline for me not to carry too much - material is top notch, so is construction - NOT FOR junk shleppers - you need to skinny down to carry it around - PERFECT for ipad and accessories and a few papers, glasses and pens!!
Love it from the first sight, and bought it right away. I have used it everyday for almost two years now, still looks new. Perfectly designed for business use, matches formal dresses and business occasions. Superb for one or two days trip with few pieces of clothes, washbag, laptop and files. The top pocket with micro-fiber fabrics and concealed back pocket are really thoughtful. Need nothing more for a day pack!
I love this thing. Forget the hate here. People, this little pack is exactly what Arc'teryx designed and marketed it to be, a supremely well designed and constructed minimalist briefcase/laptop case for your back. I went to Backcountry's showroom and tried out like a dozen other possibilities and nothing came close. If you want a backpack with all your stuff crammed into one space that will ruin files, legal pads, and paperbacks in one trip to the office--not to mention tear up your work clothes with a tangle of needless buckles, hooks, and whatnot--there are plenty of cheaper options. But for carrying books, notebooks, laptop, and files, this thing can't be beat: the stiff structure keeps work stuff in line and protected, the straps are strong, secure, and extremely comfortable. I've managed to cram five fat books, my macbook, and three binders into it, along with wallet, phone, ipod, keys, and sunglasses, and I could still carry it comfortably by one strap over my shoulder without ruining my suit. This is as good at what it does as everything else Arc'teryx makes: if you need a briefcase for your back, this baby is it.
*these liners are red
I have tried out several backpack style laptop bags. Many of them have a ton of straps, nets, are big and noisy when walking due to the clicking of all the accessories. Alot of that stuff is not needed. Arc'teryx put together a sleak bag that can be taken into any boardroom, has enough space for the office essentials, is comfortable, sturdy and will protect your gear. This bag has alot more structure than many other backpacks which keeps your electronics safe as well as secure. All in all this is a winner!
I use this pack to commute to and from work. The laptop sleeve is great and I feel pretty safe traveling with the computer because the bag is pretty bomber. It takes a little getting used to packing, but overall it fills my needs. Do not buy this bag if you want to throw a sweatshirt or a jacket in. It's strictly a laptop bag with one other slim pocket for notebooks and binders. Highly recommend for the business commuter. Arc'teryx stylin as usual. I like the way it fits, but I'm guessing it's not for everyone.
Anybody knows the dimensions of this backpack?
Arc'teryx Blade 24 dimensions:
19"/48cm x 12.5"/31.5cm x 7/17.5cm
I didn't like the way the pack fit. It was fairly stiff and felt burdensome with a heavy load. In addition, it's difficult to put a lot of supplies in this pack and I couldn't get used to the side opening concept. Getting gear in and out of the pack was very cumbersome. I also wasn't diggin' the square shape. Don't get me wrong, I love Arcteryx, but this just wasn't for me. I was looking for something a little more versatile. I give 3 stars because of its superb construction quality.
this bag has been working really well for me at school so far. I'm in my first year of University and have quite a load of books to cart back and forth each day. Usually 2-3 1.5" binders and a textbook or two. It fits it all well but takes a little getting used to to know how to pack it. The 2 carrying handles on it are very handy and the shoulder straps are super comfortable. I haven't had to bring my laptop with me yet but it does fit the HP dv9858ca which is a 17" entertainment notebook. So with that in I would be minus one textbook or binder. If you need more than that which admittedly wouldn't be bad some days then the blade 30 would be a great option assuming it is made to the same quality standards.
This is the 1st Arc'teryx item that I cannot recommend to anyone. Although the pack is constructed well and can take a beating, it's hard to get a laptop out of the back and the openings to get files, books, or "gear" becomes annoying. I've already started looking for a replacement. :(
Arc'teryx makes excellent equipment and the Blade 24 is no exception. However, it was not what I was looking for. The pack and straps seemed overly stiff, not comfortable to carry and the side access zips opened to compartments that were not workable for the files and items I needed to carry. I was hoping that this pack would replace my much loved Patagonia Half Mass messenger bag. All the materials and features were there, but it just didn't work for me. The pack is a great idea, but the execution was not what I expected from Arc'teryx. Sadly, I opted to return the pack. Hopefully will have better luck next time.
Well made like all Arc'teryx stuff. I have 2 of their jackets and they are the bomb. But this back pack was a little disappointing because of size/function. The construction was awesome as usual. The reason I returned it is because of the compartment access. The two main compartments were big enough, but the zippers did not go far enough around to really open up the compartments. I could not get files in and out of the compartments well and for my use, this was unacceptable.
It may be great for some people who don't need wide access to the compartments but for me I will have to stick to a messenger type bag.